Warren M. Robbins Papers,
1945-2015

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA20-144
Dates:
1945-2015
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.69 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of materials created and maintained by Warren M. Robbins, founder and director of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). The materials cover a wide range of his life, including his time as an education officer at the American Embassy in Vienna, Austria; his work at the American Consulate General in Stuttgart, Germany; his work at the American Embassy in Bonn, Germany; the activities of the Center for Cross Cultural Communications (later the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications); and the work of the Museum of African Art (precursor to NMAfA). Of note are the records related to the Frederick Douglass house and the materials related to Robbins' conflict with the Smithsonian after his termination. Some materials date to after the death of Robbins in 2008. For more biographical information on Robbins please see Accession 11-001: Warren M. Robbins Papers, circa 1927-2009. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, brochures, scrapbooks, picture postcards, journals, a book, invitations, meeting minutes, conference records, images, clippings, ephemera, and a locket.

Administration
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-144, Warren M. Robbins Papers

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Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Man for All Reasons: Letters of a Visionary (Monograph : 2014) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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